NFR Seasonal ales

#16
Belgian St. Bernardus Christmas Ale and Austrian Samiclaus are my two favorites at Christmas time. Mad Elf from Troegs in PA and Jolly Roger are my favorite U.S. made beers.
 
#17
Firestone Parabola, Firestone Anniversary Releases, and Full Sail's Black Gold have knocked Abyss waaaaaaaaaaaay down the list for me. Try those if you haven't.
I usually love Parabola, this years release was not as good as previous ones to me. Too boozy, too sweet... but yeah all those you mention are great. Two things from Europe that I really love are De Molen's Hel & Verdemoenis(netherlands) and HaandBryggeriet's Odin's Tipple(norway). My understanding is that the distributor (Shelton Brothers) does not distribute in Washington so I'm not sure if you can find them up your way.
 
#18
GRRRRRR......you guys are making me miss beer so so much. I've found decent GF beer, but the only affordable ones that I like are the Omissions, but I am craving a good stout or porter.
 
#23
Say more - what mark? It was a pretty singular note, but enjoyable nonetheless. However, definitely not going to be stockpiling it at that price point.
 
#24
Say more - what mark? It was a pretty singular note, but enjoyable nonetheless. However, definitely not going to be stockpiling it at that price point.
Just lacked that "richness" that tends to define the barrel aged stouts. A bit too one dimensional I guess. Definitely not bad, just not what I'm after when I look for this type of beer.
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#25
I don't drink beer. I couldn't tell one type from another if the labels were in front of me.

But I do like Whiskey. Couldn't tell the difference there either. But some tastes better than others. Scotch, you have to acquire a taste for it.
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#27
Dang! Most of these delicious sounding brews mentioned above aren't even available out here in this godforsaken hillbilly backwater where I manage to survive. Last time I ventured into civilization, I picked some Ninkasa Imperial Stout that I liked.
Most of the time I like stouts, porters, and other dark brews. Lately, I have developed a sweet tooth for Pyramid Outburst Imperial IPA, though.
Snowcap, Jubilale, and Elysian BiFrost (as well as their Dragon's Tooth Stout) are available here.
 
#30
First glass of a new growler: Oakshire Brewery's Ill Tempered Gnome. It's good--dark, hoppy but not too hoppy kinda like a brown ale, maybe a slight funk and maybe a little chocolate or coffee or something--but I wish my spot still had the Jolly Roger.